Lethabo Malatsi
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6 Apr 2022
12:38 pm

‘Incompetent’ CEO of ailing Charlotte Maxeke earns R1.7 million per year

Lethabo Malatsi

The DA says Charlotte Maxeke Hospital CEO Gladys Bogoshi is 'incompetent' yet still earns R1,739,784 a year.

Defend our Democracy supporters picket outside Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital on 20 February 2022. Picture: Citizen.co.za/Jacques Nelles

Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi has revealed that the Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital (CMJH) Gladys Bogoshi earns R1,739,784 a year.

This was revealed during a written reply to the Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Shadow Health MEC Jack Bloom. The DA says Bogoshi should be held accountable for the failures at the hospital.

Bloom also questioned why Bogoshi has not been held accountable for the failures since she was appointed nine years ago.

The DA shadow MEC also said the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital needs a new CEO to help boost staff morale and fix issues that are affecting patients’ health.

Charlotte Maxeke hospital is still not fully operational after the fire that affected the emergency unit in 2021.

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In her reply to the DA, Mokgethi said no steps have been taken against Bogoshi as the Department of Infrastructure Development is the custodian of the building and “has not provided information which implicates the CEO in this matter”.

“The current CEO is executing her roles and responsibilities as required,” added Mokgethi.

Bloom, however, disagreed with this statement. “I think that the CEO has been obviously incompetent in not fighting vigorously to ensure that her hospital was properly maintained, including adequate fire safety measures.

“She has been in charge of the hospital for nine years while treatment standards for patients have continued to fall.

“If there were effective performance monitoring, she would have been fired long ago,” Bloom said.

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